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Quotations
Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely- read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely.

- Hesketh Pearson
An epigram often flashes light into regions where reason shines but dimly.

- Edwin P. Whipple
One has to secrete a jelly in which to slip quotations down people's throats --and one always secretes too much jelly.

- Woolf, Virginia
I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.

- George Bernard Shaw
Stronger than an army is a quotation whose time has come.

- Gates, W. I. E.
A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks with authority.

- Brendan Francis
A book that furnishes no quotations is, me judice, no book—it is a plaything.

- Thomas Love Peacock
When one begins to live by habit and by quotation, one has begun to stop living.

- Baldwin, James
He presents me with what is always an acceptable gift who brings me news of a great thought before unknown. He enriches me without impoverishing himself.

- Emerson, Ralph Waldo
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation's proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations.

- William Feather
He wrapped himself in quotations- as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.

- Rudyard Kipling
Excluded by my birth and tastes from the social order, I was not aware of its diversity. Nothing in the world was irrelevant: the stars on a general's sleeve, the stock-market quotations, the olive harvest, the style of the judiciary, the wheat exchange, flower-beds. Nothing. This order, fearful and feared, whose details were all inter-related, had a meaning: my exile.

- Genet, Jean
In quoting of books, quote such authors as are usually read; others you may read for your own satisfaction, but not name them.

- Selden, John
Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it.

- Alfred North Whitehead
I never have found the perfect quote. At best I have been able to find a string of quotations which merely circle the ineffable idea I seek to express.

- Caldwell O'Keefe
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.

- Benjamin Disraeli
Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it. I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson
The essence of a quote is the compression of a mass of thought and observation into a single saying.

- Morely, John
It's a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.

- Sir Winston Churchill
Though collecting quotations could be considered as merely an ironic mimetism -- victimless collecting, as it were... in a world that is well on its way to becoming one vast quarry, the collector becomes someone engaged in a pious work of salvage. The course of modern history having already sapped the traditions and shattered the living wholes in which precious objects once found their place, the collector may now in good conscience go about excavating the choicer, more emblematic fragments.

- Sontag, Susan



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